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Leslie Grace to star in ‘Batgirl’


Barbara Gordon, the daughter of Gotham Police Commissioner Jim Gordon, is the most famous version of Batgirl, who has had multiple characters wear the cape and hood. Batgirl originated in 1961 as Betty Kane, with the character revamped in 1967 for the Batman TV series for the third season, when network executives wanted to attract a female audience to the series. Yvonne Craig played the character in the 1960s TV show, while Alicia Silverstone played her in Joel Schumacher’s 1997 film Batman & Robin.

The batgirl film has been in development for several years, with Joss Whedon signing a deal to write and direct in 2017 and quit a year later.

batgirl has no release date, but Warners has previously indicated that it will likely bow to HBO Max in 2023.

Grace is represented by CAA.

This article was originally published by The Hollywood Reporter.